There are many reasons one might end up providing support to another person, and in the LGBTQ community it’s all the more likely that chosen family will be called on to care for an aging and/or ailing loved one. Whether our birth families have cut us out, the health care... More »
Celebrating Madison's LGBT & Allied Community
Last October, my parents came to visit Madison for the first time. They stayed with my partner Jim and me for almost a week and treated our relationship with care, respect, and love. To some LGBT couples, this may sound innocuous and normal. For others, it sounds impossible. For my... More »
Tell us a little about your drag persona. My drag persona is Bianca Lynn Breeze, but she wasn’t always that. When I first started doing drag, she was just Bianca Lynn. Bianca was a name that was given to me by a fellow performer and Lynn was my mom’s... More »
Years before Harvey Milk was elected in San Francisco, the Upper Midwest had out women and men serving in—and being elected to—office. Richard Wagner tallies our political scorecard. As I write, there is Oscar buzz about the film “Milk.” It certainly is at the top of my list for 2008... More »
Looking for some relief from the stress of the recession? Jaime Zimmerman suggests ways to lessen your debt and keep financial independence. Every day, we hear about the sour condition of our economy. We’re in a recession, or worse, and no one seems to know how long we’ll be stuck... More »
Jessica and Erika Jones of Giant Jones Brewing recount the history of their relationship and business partnership, and why the trials and tribulations along the way have all been well worth getting to where they are now—and where they’ll go next.Pushing ’Booch
Started from the ground up, Vanessa Tortolano and Alla Shapiro’s kombucha culture is spreading good taste and happy bellies.Queer Third Spaces
Get to know some of the LGBTQ-owned and/or operated food, drink, and dining businesses in the Madison area.Do You French?
Historian Dick Wagner looks back at the strong, and somewhat surprising, gay and lesbian roots of UW-Madison’s French Department.“I’m Not Going Back”
Lack of LGBTQ education especially deters trans patients from seeking healthcare; advocates prescribe continuous education.Dear Queer White People: Combating Microaggressions
What are microaggressions, anyway, and why are they harmful especially to people with intersecting minority identities? Guest writer Sarah Stouffer-Lerch offers insight and tips.Letting in the Light
The old Sons of Norway building on the city’s near east side finds new life as The Winnebago, a cafe and venue space infused with an ethos of inclusion.Committed to the Long Haul
When he’s not helping manage the Chocolaterian Café, college junior Sean O’Brien is busy fighting for progressive policies and learning the political ropes.A-Typical Drag
Gretta and Garnet Grimm-Deville have created a wildly inclusive, expansive, and downright delightfully weird performance with their monthly “Hysteria” drag shows.Taste Beyond Boundaries
Katie Miller‘s new The Good Table shared meal series aims to provide a place for LGBTQ+ people of all ages to gather together and make connections over good food.Like A Hammer
MMoCA brings a new, traveling exhibit by queer indigenous artist Jeffrey Gibson to their galleries as part of an effort to create spaces of empowerment.Rolling With the Punches
Local artist and activist Wendi Kent found support to cope with relationship trauma through the fast-wheeling world of roller derby.Growing Pains
A recent vote by the United Methodist Church to bar gay clergy and same-sex weddings stunned many of the denomination’s more liberal adherents. The way forward may change the face of the church forever.The Gay Agenda
LGBTQ+ candidates in Madison notched several important wins in the spring elections.The River Runs Deep
Charles McLimans, staff, and a legion of volunteers are helping The River Food Pantry expand its efforts to offer resources and a community of respect for Dane County residents facing food insecurityWhat’s Up With Madison Pride?
Controversy, logistical hurdles, strained resources, and miscommunication all combined to spell the end of OutReach’s Pride Parade in 2019.